Weili Zhang Explains Why She Wants To Fight Valentina Shevchenko

After Weili Zhang beat Jessica Andrade at UFC Shenzhen to become the new strawweight champion, she called for a fight with flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko. Why she wants to fight Shevchenko is simple. She wants to prove she is the best in the …

After Weili Zhang beat Jessica Andrade at UFC Shenzhen to become the new strawweight champion, she called for a fight with flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko. Why she wants to fight Shevchenko is simple. She wants to prove she is the best in the world and to do that, she needs to fight the best. “I […]

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Weili Zhang Explains Why She Wants To Fight Valentina Shevchenko

Weili Zhang is the UFC’s new strawweight champion and is now eyeing a second belt. She wants to fight flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko next. Why she wants to fight against Shevchenko is simple. Weili Zhang wants to test herself against the best in the world. “I really want to fight Valentina because I think Valentina […]

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Weili Zhang is the UFC’s new strawweight champion and is now eyeing a second belt. She wants to fight flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko next.

Why she wants to fight against Shevchenko is simple. Weili Zhang wants to test herself against the best in the world.

“I really want to fight Valentina because I think Valentina is one of the best,” Weili Zhang said backstage at UFC 242 (h/t MMAJunkie). “If you want to be the best, you have to fight the best. I think it will be a very exciting fight for the fans and I believe one day we will meet, but before that I wish Valentina all the best of luck and health.”

If she defends her title at strawweight next though, there is one very important fight in the division. That is Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson which headlines UFC Tampa. The fight could serve as the number one contender bout, especially if Tatiana Suarez is not healthy or needs another fight and Rose Namajunas doesn’t want to fight yet.

But, according to Weili Zhang, she says it depends on how they perform, on whether or not they get the next shot.

“Could be [for the next title shot] – doesn’t matter,” Zhang said. “It depends how they perform in their fight. Joanna is a very good striker. She has very fast hand speed. But right now, she’s not as good as she was when she was champion. This fight could go either way. Both fighters are great fighters, but I think Joanna takes this one. I’m good friends with Michelle Waterson. I hope she gets it done. If she has the right game plan, she can win.”

Regardless, Weili Zhang has options for his next fight whether or not that is at flyweight or defending her belt.

Who do you think would win between Valentina Shevchenko vs. Weili Zhang if they were to fight?

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Henry Cejudo & Valentina Shevchenko Put An End To Their ‘Beef’

Henry Cejudo and Valentina Shevchenko have gone from “foes” to pals. Cejudo has gone full tilt with his “king of cringe” shtick. Part of Cejudo’s gimmick has been to call out female UFC champions. His main target was UFC w…

Henry Cejudo and Valentina Shevchenko have gone from “foes” to pals. Cejudo has gone full tilt with his “king of cringe” shtick. Part of Cejudo’s gimmick has been to call out female UFC champions. His main target was UFC women’s flyweight ruler Shevchenko. “So I’m out here enjoying my beautiful Sunday in beautiful Las Vegas, […]

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Henry Cejudo & Valentina Shevchenko Put An End To Their ‘Beef’

Henry Cejudo and Valentina Shevchenko have gone from “foes” to pals. Cejudo has gone full tilt with his “king of cringe” shtick. Part of Cejudo’s gimmick has been to call out female UFC champions. His main target was UFC w…

Henry Cejudo and Valentina Shevchenko have gone from “foes” to pals. Cejudo has gone full tilt with his “king of cringe” shtick. Part of Cejudo’s gimmick has been to call out female UFC champions. His main target was UFC women’s flyweight ruler Shevchenko. “So I’m out here enjoying my beautiful Sunday in beautiful Las Vegas, […]

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Henry Cejudo And Valentina Shevchenko Have Faceoff, Playfully Fight (Photos)

In case it wasn’t obvious, Henry Cejudo isn’t serious about wanting to fight Valentina Shevchenko. Cejudo has been calling out female fighters such as Shevchenko, Amanda Nunes, Germaine de Randamie and more in recent times. He claimed it was an attempt to become the first intergender champion in the UFC. “Like I said man, I’m […]

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In case it wasn’t obvious, Henry Cejudo isn’t serious about wanting to fight Valentina Shevchenko.

Cejudo has been calling out female fighters such as Shevchenko, Amanda Nunes, Germaine de Randamie and more in recent times. He claimed it was an attempt to become the first intergender champion in the UFC.

“Like I said man, I’m taking anybody from 99 pounds to 149 pounds,” Cejudo said. “And you know what? If Amanda Nunes wants to get it too – Valentina [Shevchenko], I’m calling you guys out too. I take no prisoners!”

Many acknowledge that Cejudo is just trying to make headlines and that all of this is in jest. However, some seem to believe he’s serious and have not taken his callouts too well.

For what it’s worth, it’s definitely not serious as Cejudo and Shevchenko were in Abu Dhabi this week ahead of UFC 242 as guest fighters. The pair had a faceoff before Shevchenko put him in a playful choke.

Cejudo was heard saying, “No mas! No mas!”

You can see the pictures from the now-deleted Instagram post below (screengrabs via MMA Junkie):

So the next time “Triple C” calls out another female fighter like Weili Zhang, don’t take it seriously.

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Valentina Shevchenko Wants Weili Zhang to Earn Flyweight Shot

Valentina Shevchenko has not reciprocated the interest for a potential champion vs. champion fight against Weili Zhang. The flyweight champion believes that much more work needs to be handed in from the new strawweight champion. At UFC Shenzhen, Weili …

Valentina Shevchenko has not reciprocated the interest for a potential champion vs. champion fight against Weili Zhang. The flyweight champion believes that much more work needs to be handed in from the new strawweight champion. At UFC Shenzhen, Weili Zhang made history in becoming the first-ever Chinese UFC world champion when she dethroned Jessica Andrade […]

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